ESTHER RALSTON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 159335
Sale Price $342.00
Sepia tone publicity photograph of Esther Ralston playing with pearls.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Mr. Hawkes/with all/Best wishes,/Sincerely,/Esther/Ralston". Sepia tone, 8x10. Actress Esther Ralston (1902-1994), who began her career as a child on vaudeville, was billed as "The American Venus" after appearing in the 1926 film of the same name. A major star at Paramount during the 1920s, she was one of the highest-paid silent movie stars. After making her film debut in 1915 (The Deep Purple), she often appeared in silent serials and Westerns (opposite such stars as Hoot Gibson and Tom Mix). Her long list of film credit includes The Kid (1921), Oliver Twist (1922, as Rose Maylie), Peter Pan (1924, as Mrs. Darling), A Kiss for Cinderella (1925), Old Ironsides (1926), Black Beauty (1933), Hollywood Boulevard (1936) and Tin Pan Alley (1940). Ralston also acted in radio soap operas and appeared on the TV series, Our Five Daughters (1962). Vintage photo. Lightly creased. One-half-inch tear in left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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